The Ranting Dragon loves authors. I mean, they give us the books we love, obviously. What would our lives be without them? Yet, among those hordes of awesome authors might be that one special person… It’s time to confess our deepest secrets and show you exactly which authors our team of writers and editors crush on.
Here are, in no particular order, our crushes. They are a secret no more.
|I have a man-crush on Joe Abercrombie. I can’t think of another author whose style and wit make me so jealous of their ability, but at the same time so keen for the chance to sit down and have a beer. Book me in for a man-date, bromance, whatever you want to call it.|
|Blake Charlton, author of the Spellwright trilogy. Not only is he incredibly handsome, but he’s smart as hell. On top of being a fantastic writer, he’s also a doctor. I don’t mean like a dentist or something where you have the spare time to write things, I mean like an emergency room doctor of badassery. He’s also a pretty great guy from what I’ve seen on Twitter and his site.|
|She is the high priestess of steampunk, had blue hair at least once, likes her cat, and likes to play dress up. Enough said?|
|I’m going to have to give this one to Sam Sykes. Yes, the really tall angry guy who tweets a lot. He kind of reminds me of a grizzly bear but sexier. No one would mess with me if I was dating Sam Sykes. He’s got a messed up sense of humor, which is an absolute necessity if you’re to survive any extended amount of time with me. Liking dogs is a point in his favor, too. I’m also hoping this answer will afford me some protection if I ever annoy him.|
|Its not much of a secret, but I have a mad crush on Margaret Atwood, Canadian literary giant and winner of the first ever Arthur C. Clarke Award for her novel The Handmaid’s Tale.|
Do you dare ‘fess up to your secret author crush? Let us know in the comments below, or on the forums!